Another Election, Another Chance to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils

Monday, May 04

By Stephanie Garcia

Upon hearing about Joe Biden's sexual assault allegations, many voters have begun to grow weary of his potential as the future president, leaving people to put Biden’s policies and ideas into question. This ultimately results in the creation of comparisons between both him and Donald Trump, a man who he startlingly holds a lot in common with. For many, this election seems like a replay of the last election, forcing them to vote for the lesser of two evils. However, despite this discouragement, it is still important that we vote. Otherwise, these next four years will once again be filled with the struggle to break free from the damage being done under the president’s term.

Despite being the face of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden has failed to win over many of the supporters of his party, especially after his sexual assault allegations. After all, having a rapist in the White House is a bit discouraging. However, that is not the issue. Even with Trump, there will still be a rapist in the White House. Both men have made it apparent that they do not value consent and women’s rights regarding their choices. Of course, Trump does take the cake for being significantly worse due to his comments. After all, many of us can’t forget his ‘locker room’ talk, which was not only objectifying, but demeaning. 

In addition to their past revolving around sexual assault allegations, both men do share some views regarding their political agenda. As mentioned prior, according to a breakdown by Politico, both men are opposed to banning fracking. Something which a vast majority of the other Democrats were in favor of banning. To top it off, Biden and Trump also believe that both healthcare and college tuition should not be free. Something which lost the former Vice President support in his party. 

Having had to endure four years of Trump in the oval office has made many desperate to rid the country of him, leaving many feeling forced to vote for Joe Biden. So much so, that many have taken their frustrations to social media by stating “Please don’t make me vote for Joe Biden.” While others have been taking an angrier approach by venting their frustrations or flat out refusing to vote for either of the candidates. As horrible as both men are, due to our social and political climate, this is no time to refuse to vote altogether. 

According to polls released by CNN, “... the former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by a 45% to 39% margin.” While this is a victory for the Democratic party considering that Biden is 6 points ahead in comparison to Hillary Clinton who was not doing nearly as well the last election. However, without public support, replacing Trump will be a difficult task. While public support is not everything, it certainly is needed. Despite this, many are still hesitant to vote for either of the men considering that both men are different edges of the same sword. 

While Biden may not be as bad as Trump, both men certainly share a lot in common in terms of their policies and stances on certain issues. Issues such as those regarding fracking, family leave, and health care. His stance on these issues has fueled the growing hesitancy towards feeling compelled towards voting for Biden; despite being essential towards ridding the country of Donald Trump. 

 

Source(s): CNN, Politico, The New York Times

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